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INTER-STATE DISPUTES MAR TIES AMONG PUNJAB, HARYANA, HP

NEED TO ADOPT A CONSTRUCTIVE APPROACH TO RESOLVE THE ROWS
Author: B.K. Chum - Published 01-02-2010 10:38 GMT-0000
Enigmatic? Paradoxical? One wonders if these expressions appropriately explain the relations between Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Since the birth of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh as a result of composite Punjab's reorganisation in 1966, these states have kept themselves busy fighting each other on a number of inter-state issues which still remain unresolved.
India: West Bengal

CPI(M) TO ADOPT A HARDLINE TOWARDS OPPOSITION

MORE VIOLENCE IN THE OFFING; BASU WILL BE MISSED
Author: Ashis Biswas - Published 01-02-2010 10:31 GMT-0000
KOLKATA: It is official: the CPI(M) in West Bengal will adopt a hard line from now on towards the opposition, come what may.

ADB Supports India to Counter HIV/AIDS Spread along Roads

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 01-02-2010 07:34 GMT-0000
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The northeastern Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland will receive Asian Development Bank (ADB) support to address the social and health issues associated with road improvement.

Economic Recovery Linked to Global Stability and Peace

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 01-02-2010 07:30 GMT-0000
In his keynote address to the 10th Annual Herzliya Conference in Tel Aviv, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said the world economy was reviving faster than expected, but the recovery was still fragile. “Domestic demand, mostly in advance countries, is still driven by the public sector stimulus. Private demand is still rather weak,” he warned.

DARFUR MEDIATION TEAM VOICES COMMITMENT TO PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 31-01-2010 23:28 GMT-0000
New York: Members of the Darfur mediation team, including the United Nations, the African Union and Qatar, today stated their continued commitment to negotiations aimed at achieving peace in the strife-torn Sudanese region.

DEFEATED PRESIDENT WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ABUSES

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 31-01-2010 23:23 GMT-0000
New York: The United Nations has directly warned Côte d’Ivoire’s outgoing president and his entourage that they will be held personally accountable amid continuing reports of extrajudicial executions, disappearances, sexual violence and arbitrary detentions following his refusal to step down.

UNICEF HAILS NEW LAW ON RIGHTS FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN IN REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 31-01-2010 23:20 GMT-0000
New York: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today hailed a new law granting children in the Republic of Congo belonging to indigenous populations a legal basis to access health, education and protection.

India needs to guard against a risk of PSUs being captured by managers

Author: Dr Vijay Kelkar - Published 30-01-2010 19:22 GMT-0000
Over the years, the size of the public sector has increased and currently, there are 473 central PSUs including banks and insurance companies. Out of these, 104 are listed and 369 unlisted; while at the State level there are 1160 State PSUs. It is estimated by informed financial analysts that the valuation of the central PSUs on P/E basis for the listed companies and P/B basis for the unlisted companies is now placed at $ 450-$500 billion dollars or 40-45% of country's GDP.

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED IN AFRICA TO ERADICATE MALE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 30-01-2010 18:06 GMT-0000
New York: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the support of African leaders to give new impetus to his campaign to end the violence suffered by women on the continent, which he called the 'unsung heroines' of development in the region.

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